Proxy_cache or direct static files ?

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Thu Dec 19 15:20:53 UTC 2013


On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 09:48:45AM -0500, Larry wrote:

> Ok,
> Now I get it right :)
> @Maxim : when you say faster memory storage, doesn't nginx get the result
> cached by the os itself ? And so in the ram ?
> What could be faster than that ?

Consider you have 100T of data on rotating disks, 32G of memory, 
and 256G of SSD available.  In such a case, using SSD for a cache 
may be beneficial - not because something is faster than RAM, but 
because you don't have enough RAM to cache everything.

Maxim Dounin

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